Brain Waves

August 30th, 2010

Do you want to lower your heart rate, decrease your blood pressure and increase your learning ability and productivity? No, it’s not a new wonder drug, but some studies suggest that listening to Baroque music with its 60-beats-per-minute pattern may do just that. So next time you’re working on a poem or a Powerpoint presentation, turn on some Bach, Handel or Vivaldi. This Glenn Gould recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations is one of my very favorites.

One Response to “Brain Waves”

  1. I used to play classical music in my office when I worked as an editor. I don’t pretend to be an informed listener, but it helped me focus when I was doing mind-numbing copy editing.

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